Bonjour! Hester & Cook recently took a trip to Paris for the Maison & Objet gift show, and we couldn't resist sharing our amazing experience with you. From incredible food to unique shopping experiences, Paris never fails to impress.
The Maison & Objet is a premiere gift show in Paris, France. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to discover vendors we don't normally have access to in the US, and it was super exciting to see where trends are headed in tabletop, linens, glassware and more.
One of the prominent trends that we noticed was in texture and organic products. We saw so many new, exciting organic materials, like felt, being used in new ways and new categories. The organic shapes also really amped up the design factor. Another significant trend that we noticed was multi-color. This was especially apparent in drinkware, candlesticks, vases, and other tabletop and home decor. We also noticed that blue is still very much on trend. Blue hues of all kinds were prevalent in tabletop and linens. Lastly, we continue to see a lot of textures using woven materials along with natural botanicals.
Pictured above: displays from Maison & Objet
We're excited to bring some of these trends to H&C in our upcoming designs. You can expect to see some multi-color, blues, and organic references in our new spring designs. We're always looking for ways to differentiate ourselves and find items that are special, and we found a lot of inspiration at the Maison & Objet show.
Apart from the show, we had a chance to explore the beautiful city of Paris. We loved trying out new restaurants and cafes, and we had so many fantastic experiences we can’t wait to share with you! If you’re going to Paris soon, these were our favorite shops and restaurants- all of which are very Hester & Cook approved!
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Overall, our trip to Paris was amazing, and we can't wait to incorporate what we saw into our upcoming products. Stay tuned for our new designs, some of which are inspired by our trip! And if you ever find yourself in Paris, be sure to check out our recommendations and experience the city like a true local.
Header Image: Astier de Villatte